CFP: Visual observation and analysis of animal and insect behavior (VAIB) A 1 day workshop to be held August 22, 2010 at the 2010 International Conference on Pattern Recognition Istanbul, Turkey There has been an enormous amount of research on analysis of video data of humans, but relatively little on visual analysis of other organisms. The goal of this workshop is to stimulate and bring together the current research in this area, and provide a forum for researchers to share expertise. As we want to make this more of a discussion workshop, we encourage work-in-progress presentations. Reviewing will be lightweight and only abstracts will be circulated to attendees. The issues that the research will address include: detection of living organisms organism tracking and movement analysis dynamic shape analysis classification of different organisms (eg. by subspecies) assessment of organism behavior or behavior changes size and shape assessment counting health monitoring These problems can be applied to a variety of species at different sizes, such as fruit and house flies, crickets, cockroaches and other insects, farmed and wild fish, mice and rats, commercial farm animals such as poultry, cows and horses, and wildlife monitoring, etc. One aspect that they all have in common is video data. More information can be found at: INSTRUCTION TO AUTHORS: Submission: a 4 page extended abstract in PDF to by April 1, 2010 Acceptance: decisions will be made by May 1 Revised extended abstracts of the accepted presentation will be required by June 1 Workshop Organizers: R. Fisher University of Edinburgh J. Hallam University of South Denmark Y. Xiao University of Edinburgh Program Committee D. Armstrong University of Edinburgh A. Branzan Albu University of Victoria D. Forsyth University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Y. Kita Japanese Nat. Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) T. Lukins University of Edinburgh V. Martin INRIA Sophia Antipoles M. Mirmehdi University of Bristol G. Mori Simon Fraser University L. Mummert Intel S. Ravela Masssachusetts Inst of Technology C. Spampinato Universita' di Catania